Fire destroys workshop in Gosport 17th Century Village

A WOODEN workshop in Gosport's 17th Century Village attraction has been destroyed by fire.

Monday, 4th July 2016, 7:52 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:52 pm
13694_17TH_CENTURY_13/3/13 (l-r) Lorettana James, Roger Towner and Eve Hoskins. 17th Century Village, Gosport. Picture: Allan Hutchings (13694-539) ENGPPP00120131103164756

Gosport firefighters were called out at 7.50pm last night following reports of a blaze in a smithy used for heating metal.

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Crew manager Paul Temperley said crews arrived and put out the fire using a hose reel and a jet, but the building had burnt down.

Volunteers at the village - a living museum dedicated to recreating life in a rural village in the mid-17th century - were last night made aware of the situation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.